Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)

Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (MOFI Silver Label, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 140g)

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Cyndi Lauper – lead vocals, backing vocals, arrangements

Rob Hyman – keyboards, backing vocals, arrangements (A1-2, A4-B6)

Richard Termini – synthesizers

Peter Wood – synthesizers

Eric Bazilian – arrangements (A1, A2, A4-B6), melodica, guitars, bass, saxophone (B6), backing vocals

Rick DiFonzo – guitars

Neil Jason – guitars, bass

William Wittman – guitars, arrangements (A3)

Anton Fig – drums, percussion

Rick Chertoff – percussion, arrangements

Krystal Davis – backing vocals

Ellie Greenwich – backing vocals

Jules Shear – backing vocals

Maeretha Stewart – backing vocals

Diane Wilson – backing vocals

 

1 LP, gatefold jacket

Limited numbered edition

Original analog Master tape : Silver Label (Copy of original Mastertape)

Half-speed Mastering

Gain 2 Ultra Analog

Heavy Press : 140g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : RTI

Label : MOFI

Original Label : Portrait

Recorded May–August 1983 at Record Plant, New York City

Engineered & mixed by : William Wittman

Produced by Rick Chertoff

Originally released in 1983

Reissued in 2012

 

Tracks:

Side A :

  1. Money Changes Everything
  2. Girls Just Want to Have Fun
  3. When You Were Mine
  4. Time After Time

Side B :

  1. She Bop
  2. All Through The Night
  3. Witness
  4. I'll Kiss You
  5. He's So Unusual
  6. Yeah Yeah

 

Awards

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 487/500

1000 Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die - Ranked 523

 

Reviews :

"Mobile Fidelity has done a superb job here, revealing a lot of interesting detail, promoting three dimensionality and warmth without covering up the embedded processing. Lauper’s voice has never sounded more intact, with the processing seeming to ride well on top of her voice, instead of hopelessly polluting it. Clarity, dynamics, instrumental separation, every aspect of the production has been spruced up without making it sound like an unwanted historical revision." - Michael Fremer, www.analogplanet.com

"One of the great new wave/early MTV records, She's So Unusual is a giddy mix of self-confidence, effervescent popcraft, unabashed sentimentality, subversiveness, and clever humor. In short, it's a multifaceted portrait of a multifaceted talent, an artist that's far more clever than her thin, deliberately girly voice would indicate. Then again, Lauper's voice suits her musical persona, since its chirpiness adds depth, or reconfigures the songs, whether it's the call to arms of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" or the tearjerking "Time After Time." Lauper is at her very best on the first side, all of which were singles or received airplay, and this collection of songs -- "Money Changes Everything," "Girls," "When You Were Mine," "Time," "She Bop," "All Through the Night" -- is astonishing in its consistency, so strong that it makes the remaining tracks -- all enjoyable, but rather pedestrian -- charming by their association with songs so brilliantly alive. If Lauper couldn't maintain this level of consistency, it's because this captured her persona better than anyone could imagine -- when a debut captures a personality so well, let alone a personality so tied to its time, the successive work can't help but pale in comparison. Still, when it's captured as brightly and brilliantly as it is here, it does result in a debut that retains its potency, long after its production seems a little dated." AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

 

Ultra Analog™ : The GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ Series stems from the use of the Gain 2 system, mastered at half speed from the original master tapes where possible, capturing and uncovering as before undiscovered sonic information.

 

Half-speed mastering. In half-speed mastering, the whole process is slowed down to half of the original speed. A typical 33 1/3 rpm record is cut at 16 2/3 rpm. The source material is also slowed down (reducing the pitch in the process) meaning the final record will still sound normal when played back. Slowing the whole process down allows more time, which means the end result sounds better and is more efficient — allowing engineering to minimize the effects of inherent limitations within the vinyl format. The result is a more accurate and more open high-frequency response in the half speed vinyl when compared with a normal speed recording.

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 3,5 / 5 , Discogs : 4,09 / 5  ,  Michael Fremer Rated 8/11 Music, 8/11 Sound 

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